Sustainable Alpha: Ron Pernick on clean energy markets
By Ron Pernick, Clean Edge
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge
Sustainable Alpha features shared conversations with the best minds, portfolio managers and industry leaders working to maximize returns while prioritizing the environment, social and governance factors — what’s become short-handed in the industry as ESG. Sustainable Alpha will highlight portfolio approaches and investment trends against the backdrop of broader themes such as resource constraints, policy changes and demographic shifts — all while shedding light on how ESG can impact your investments.
Sustainable Alpha conversations are led by John Wrenn, Senior VP, Investments for UBS. The Wrenn Ferguson Group has a combined experience of 200 years managing over 1.6 billion in assets, offering customized wealth management strategies for individuals, endowments and foundations. View the rest of his conversations with leaders in the sustainable investment community.
At Clean Edge, we’ve never viewed nuclear power as a clean technology. We don’t include it in our cleantech taxonomy because it fails too many of our key definitions, such as being a renewable resource and eliminating or limiting toxic wastes (current nuclear technology fails on both of these counts). In our 2007 book The Clean Tech Revolution we wrote: “until safeguards are in place, nuclear containment is achievable, and costs are accurately calculated and accounted for, we strongly disagree with current political efforts in the United States and elsewhere to ‘revive’ the nuclear power industry.”
Ron Pernick is cofounder and managing director of Portland-based research and advisory firm Clean Edge, Inc. He is also the coauthor of The Clean Tech Revolution.
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